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Pension Design and StructureNew Lessons from Behavioral Finance$
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Olivia S. Mitchell and Stephen P. Utkus

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199273393

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199273391.001.0001

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Saving and the Effectiveness of Financial Education

Saving and the Effectiveness of Financial Education

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(p.157) Chapter 9 Saving and the Effectiveness of Financial Education
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Pension Design and Structure
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Annamaria Lusardi

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199273391.003.0009

This chapter examines the impact of retirement seminars on the savings and investment behaviour of households. Retirement seminars have the greatest effect on families at the lowest income levels and those with low education. Seminar attendance can increase both financial and net worth by 20%, and even more across subgroups of low education. Seminars also increase total wealth inclusive of pension and Social Security for both high and low education families.

Keywords:   retirement seminars, financial education, savings, retirement planning households

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